Walk Bridge Design
Constructing a replacement bridge over an active waterway in a densely developed urban area, while continuing to maintain train service on the Northeast corridor, will result in temporary impacts during construction. The nature and extent of these temporary impacts are similar for any alternative involving replacement or rehabilitation of the existing bridge. Of the alternatives analyzed, the 240' Vertical Lift Bridge offers less disruption to the local community, rail service (two-track outage) and waterway users (channel restrictions) during construction. The Department has selected a replacement bridge option that has the shortest construction duration, therefore minimizing impacts to rail users and all modes of maritime traffic (commercial, recreational and the rowing community). The 240' Vertical Lift Bridge doesn't limit the future use and development of the properties upstream of the bridge, and maintains the current uses of the river.
Please review the factsheets below for more information on the alternatives.
Business Coordination Plan Survey
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) invites members of the community to an Open House at the Walk Bridge Welcome Center on Saturday, December 8 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM ...read more
The Walk Bridge Program Public Meeting scheduled for November 28, 2018 is relocated to the Walk Bridge Welcome Center at 20 Marshall Street, South Norwalk, CT (the first floor of the Lock Bu...read more
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will hold a Public Meeting at Norwalk City Hall on Wednesday, November 28, to update the community on Walk Bridge Program progress and pr...read more
The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that the Walk Bridge Program will replace the railroad crossing on Science Road during the weekend of September 14-17. Buses will s...read more
Walk Bridge Program Uncovers Ancient Fort NORWALK—August 09, 2018. An archaeological investigation associated with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Walk Bri...read more
Buses to Substitute for Danbury Branch Weekend Trains to Accomodate Upgrade The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing that during the weekends of June 8-10 and June 1...read more